Aims to teach as many Monmouthshire people as possible in Emergency Life Support skills, simple skills save lives. Anyone from the age of ten upwards can do this FREE course, we can come to community groups or do open courses.
Heartstart Monmouthshire is a voluntary scheme, launched in June 2013 (when affiliation was confirmed). The courses are delivered by volunteers and our work is sustained by the donations of individuals and organisations. You may want to help by fundraising for us or becoming one of our volunteer instructors.
Heartstart schemes started as an initiative of the British Heart Foundation. The course runs for two hours and is designed to give a practical hands-on experience.
The ELS course includes skills such as:
- assessing an unconscious patient,
- performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
- use of an automated external defibrillator (AED),
- dealing with choking,
- serious bleeding,
- helping someone that may be having a heart attack.
Did you know?
- Every 6 minutes someone in the UK dies from a heart attack
- Women are more than 3 times more likely to die of coronary heart disease than breast cancer
- Being able to do CPR more than doubles their chance of survival
- From the time someone goes into cardiac arrest until the AED is used the chance of survival goes down by around 10% every minute
- 98,000 people in Wales have had a heart attack at some point
If you are interested in finding out more or organising a course then please let us know.
Dr Marcus Peirrepoint – Scheme Director
Cara Hopgood – Scheme Co-ordinator
Andrew Lewis – Scheme Training Supervisor & Safeguarding
If you would be interested in helping us to save lives then it could be through fundraising, organising a course or become a Heartsart Instructor yourself. We are looking for Heartstart Instructors around Monmouthshire to help us meet needs. It is a 1 day training course and then we support you to deliver the training with our equipment.